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Workshop to offer framework for Smart Government technology planning at Intelligent Community Forum


April 4, 2019

Voinovich School professionals Faith Knutsen and Craig Chambers have teamed up to present “Roadmap + Canvas: An Integrated Tech Planning Model for Smart Government” at the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Global Institute Workshop, May 10 in Dublin, Ohio.

The ICF is a global network of cities and regions with a think tank at its center. Its mission is to help communities use information and communications technology to create inclusive prosperity, tackle social and governance challenges and enrich their quality of life. The City of Dublin, Ohio houses one of ICF’s three Global Institutes for the Study of the Intelligent Community.

Workshop attendees will learn how rapid technology advances are creating new capabilities, policy options and decision challenges for government leaders. Peter Torellas, national business manager for state and local government at Siemens and a fellow at the Center for Neighborhood Technology leading smart city initiatives, will deliver the keynote. Peter’s policy interests include smart and resilient cities, smart buildings, IoT, energy production, energy procurement, energy efficiency, and public private partnerships.

The morning working session will offer insights into opportunities, challenges and tradeoffs presented by big data.  The presenters will be Moez Chaabouni, senior account executive for Informatica and former deputy CIO of Columbus, and Nicollette Staton, interim chief performance officer for the city of Cincinnati.

The afternoon session will be devoted to the “Roadmap + Canvas” workshop. The workshop will help government planners formulate their approach to long-term technology investment decisions. Using two real world cases, one each from government and business, the workshop will put a new spin on two familiar tools -- Technology Roadmapping and the Business Model Canvas -- that together form a framework to help governments reduce risk and prepare more effectively for the future.

Registration for the one-day workshop is free. The workshop will be held at Ohio University’s Dublin Integrated Education Center on the Dublin Campus. Learn more and register for the workshop.